An unnamed "Microsoft Insider" has a comment in regard to Sony getting to debut the PlayStation 4 first: "Victory will go not to those who make the most noise, but those who make the most impact. The war won't be won by producing the most powerful system."
Sounds like Sony has really scared people at Microsoft and they will be scrambling to recover from Sony debuting their system first.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the next PlayStation will be revealed on February 20, 2013 and be launched this holiday season. They also state that Microsoft will reveal their next console this Spring--months after the PlayStation announcement, and will be launched this holiday season as well. Looks like we will have two new consoles going toe to toe this year.
More thoughts on Microsoft and Nintendo's responses to the new PlayStation coming soon.
Sony last revealed a PlayStation console in 2005 at E3. At that show, Nintendo stole the headlines with the long lines for the Wii. Could this be the reason why they are showing off the new console early? Take a look at the teaser video below and lets countdown to February 20!
Starting off today's Musings, Rockstar has revealed that the eagerly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V, is being pushed WAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY back to September 17, 2013. The title was originally planned for a Spring 2013 release. Rockstar also refused to release any details on if the title will be coming to PC or Wii U. Could this GTA title appear on both the current PlayStation and Xbox systems and for the new consoles, rumored to be coming out this holiday season, as well?
Regardless of that, Take Two had major stock price hits on this news.
Unless you are completely out of touch, the US is knee deep in debates over gun laws due to increased violence with weapons. Tennessee's Republican Senator, Lamar Alexander, is making sure the nation focusses on the real problem... video games...
During an interview with MSNBC:
CHUCK TODD (MSNBC): Can you envision a way of supporting the universal background checks bill?
Hot on the heels of the successful PC launch of Guild Wars 2, NC Soft today revealed that the recently launched Online RPG will be supporting the Mac platform.
Guild Wars 2 is now available in beta form for the Mac and will allow both PC and Mac users to play together. You will be able to access the Beta client from the Account Menu screen of your Guild Wars 2 Account.
Played through Diablo 3 until level 60 and searching for more ways to enjoy the game? Diablo 3 has been updated to 1.0.4 to try and address endgame content by giving players 100 new levels, known as Paragon Levels, to earn once you reach level 60.
The patch is now live for players all over the world and Blizzard says that this will take players roughly the same amount of time to max out a Diablo 2 character. Further explaining this is Jay Wilson of Blizzard:
Fans of PopCap Games REJOICE! One of the most addictive titles to ever grace a screen is getting a sequel as a Plants vs Zombies follow-up was announced to appear in the latter portion of Spring 2013. Little details have been made known to us but we do know that PopCap Games is adding in a ton of new features, situations, and settings to delight and excite the masses of fans the original Plants vs Zombies game created.
PopCap Games provided us with the following quotes:
SLI and CrossFireX has been a dream of mobile gaming for a long time. It has, however, never appeared on a Notebook device mainly due to issues of heat. This changes today with the release of Origin PC's newest EON17-SLX model. This system packs a mighty powerful punch with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M and AMD Radeon HD 7970M video cards in the most powerful Notebook package ever seen on God's green earth. Origin PC's EON17-SLX features